• Billy Summers: A Novel

    Billy Summers: A Novel

    King, Stephen

    Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He's a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So what could possibly go wrong?

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  • How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

    How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America

    Smith, Clint

    A civics lesson, a work of cultural reclamation, and a beautiful and brilliant meditation on the persistence of the past. Discover poet, educator, and co-host of Pod Save the People Clint Smith's bold first-person retelling of Black American history.

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  • Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

    Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II

    Brown, Daniel James

    An unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown's extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible.

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  • The Warmth of Other Suns: [the Epic Story of America's Great Migration]

    The Warmth of Other Suns: [the Epic Story of America's Great Migration]

    Wilkerson, Isabel

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    Herbert, Frank

    Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family -- and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

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  • The Heron's Cry

    The Heron's Cry

    Cleeves, Ann

    North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder. Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter's broken vases. Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He's a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband. Then another body is found, killed in a similar way. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.

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  • Beautiful World, Where Are You

    Beautiful World, Where Are You

    Rooney, Sally

    Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young, but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

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  • The Code Breaker: [Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race]

    The Code Breaker: [Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race]

    Isaacson, Walter

    A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children.

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  • The Reckoning: [our Nation's Trauma and Finding A Way to Heal]

    The Reckoning: [our Nation's Trauma and Finding A Way to Heal]

    Trump, Mary L.

    The bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough examines America's national trauma, rooted in history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration's corrupt and immoral policies.

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  • The Plot

    The Plot

    Korelitz, Jean Hanff

    Jake Bonner's most arrogant student, Evan, announces his book in progress is a sure thing. And then Jake hears the plot. When Evan dies before finishing the book, Jake decides to write the story himself.

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